Susan Jeffers

Susan
Jeffers
1942
2012

American Psychologist, Author of Self-Help Literature and Public Speaker on Fear and Healing Relationships

Author Quotes

One of the ways to liberate ourselves is to make the ordinary in our life extraordinary. My father lived with the idea that life is a mass of boredom, interjected with a few exquisite moments. I believed him for years, then one day I realized how wrong he was, waiting for those grand splashes of brilliance. Why wait? Why don't we harvest our rewards every day of our lives?

The source of our love comes from within. No one out there is that source. It makes sense to go to the source.

One step at a time is enough for me. Impatience is simply a way of beating yourself up.

The way you use words has a tremendous impact on the quality of your life. For example, instead of saying: I should/ I could, it is a problem/ it is an opportunity and, if only/ next time.

Open your eyes, whether you presently believe it or not, your life is already abundant. Before you can accept abundance in your life, you have to notice it.

Too many of us seem to be searching for something 'out there' to make our lives complete. What we are all really searching for is the divine essence that lives within.

Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection.

Unless you use the muscles that lifts you to your higher self, it will weaken- just as your body weakens when it is not used.

Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the fear which comes from the feeling of helplessness.

We can?t control our world but we can control our reactions to it.

Put signs in your home and office that says IT REALLY DOESN?T MATTER to remind yourself when you are being needlessly obsessive. Also put signs in your home and office that says SO WHAT! I WILL HANDLE IT!

We don't have to wait until we are old to gather the riches...

Rejection never feels good, but it certainly hurts less when we are not needing something from the person who is rejecting us.

We move into true adult status, where we have much to give this world.

Remember that underlying our fears is lack of trust in ourselves.

We need to go through many life experience before the power within is brought forward in all it?s glory.

Security is not having things, it?s handling things.

Whatever the method, the purpose of quieting the mind is always the same... to step out of you own way and touch a Universal Oneness with all things.

Shift from being afraid of making a mistake to being afraid of not making a mistake. If you are not making any mistakes, you are not learning or growing.

When we don?t acknowledge our pain, it will be transferred into a bodily symptom, anger or something equally destructive.

It?s easy to give when you feel abundantly endowed, but you only feel that way when you give, not before!

So- lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you?ll handle it!

When we give from a place of love, rather than from a place of expectation, more usually comes back to us, than we could ever have imagined.

It's about living mindfully, living deeply. We need to take these spiritual tools and put them into all that we do. It doesn't mean going to a cave somewhere and meditating for months. The tools can be brought into our everyday life. I used to hate supermarkets. So I decided I'll use the supermarket to see if I could change my experience of things. First I noticed all the variety there. Then I thought of what went into it all. I thought of farmers, the chickens, the grain, the bakers, the truckers that brought it all to my doorstep. When you start thinking how we take things for granted, it can blow your mind. At last I thought of the source of it all, the sunshine, the rain and the earth, and next thing I'm crying at the miracle of the supermarket. There's a wonderful poem by Emily Dickinson where she says, "as if I asked in common alms, and in my wandering hand a stranger pressed a kingdom and I bewildered stand." Find the kingdom in everything that you do. That's part of the secret with dancing with life.

Start acting on what it is that you really want in your life, and stop waiting for someone to give it to you.

Author Picture
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Jeffers
Birth Date
1942
Death Date
2012
Bio

American Psychologist, Author of Self-Help Literature and Public Speaker on Fear and Healing Relationships